Monday, 24 August, 2009

The Mini Project!

Caution:This might be boring!
I don't think I'll have to give a brief account of what a mini project is..
For those who donno here it is.. :P a tit-bit!We are given a small assignment called a mini project in our third year of four years of our study..and this mini project can be anything in electronics or communications..(our options to choose:embedded,VHDL,DSP)so,both the departments got the internal guides dealing with the subjects..It's a rule that if you choose this you cant choose that in your major project.The nightmare was Udaya Lakshmi(yes you roll no 28 fame) remember?,she'd be dealing with one of the option and for I am her favorite student me and a bunch of my friends very well knew she's gonna twist us in the majors if we opt the option she's dealing with! or then..we have to deal with her,so we decided we wont let our majors marks effect coz of this devil,we'll take VHDL(dealt by her)
in our Mini project.That's it!

It's a rule that you gotta do your project in some institute outside the college and present it.Lecturers hardly intervene in which institute you go for and all...but Lakshmi had to interfere she suggested us some institute 25-30 kms away from our place..and we like losers did go to the same insti!The institute director was in touch with Lakshmi and he was 10 times more cruel than this evil lady!trust me,really!I just don't rant like this...Did I ever?bitch/rant..?no!na?
The institute was hardly of any help,we had to go through net and all..for the project's documentation.The term Project was obviously new and the thing to search on was very much"Advanced Encryption Standard(AES),"heard it anytime..?It deals with Encryption(hiding)of your data.

Documentation and all was done.Now comes the internal guide part,the guide's gotta check if your project is presentable to the University.The lady every time wanted us to make changes font style,margins this that...MS word became a nightmare,I remember I fought with my bro,"why did you install a newer version,i am used to 03 version of Word!Why did you install 07?" :P
Every other day my friend and I would sit opening Word.My parents doubted if I am capable of doing anything... :P The printouts shopwala made a merry,every other day print outs!print outs!(thanks to pa for letting the cartridges stale in his office).

It was last saturday, we gave our final document for hard dinding of our record.It was raining so heavily...We ignoring all the pani puri and ice creams beside ... it took us 4.5 hours to take printouts.. arrange,re-arrange them all for the 3 copies to be submitted to the University.

And yesterday...I opened Word and..I felt so bad that it was all empty..nothing to be done..all over!I missed my Project.There was no tension now,all over..At an instance I felt bad,but at the next I recollected what all we've gone through-Thank God!it's over!!

I dedicate this blog to my project partner,everyone who dealt with my temper during the project tenure and obviously Microsoft Word :)

Monday, 10 August, 2009

BLJ -part 2 !

Not to make a fool of myself again..i didn't inform anyone at home that i was going to my recently made-second home "the passport office!"
It was Raksha Bandhan..i started as I do regularly to the college,my Mom called "hey your lunch box.."..i said"ma it's raksha bandhan they'd give us a half day.."
would she agree...NO!she came and kept the box in my bag.
I landed in front of the office-8:30,it was deserted..
9:15 the watch man opened the gate,till then i stood typing "happy raksha bandhan"messages :P

For the first time my number was second..hawww!!first was a middle aged man's born on 25-nov-1973..i calculated...oh..35 years he sat he asked me can you help me in the particulars we have to present...(i was like- sure...who else can ...).

Poor man got rejected for some address proof certificate.
My turn next:
officer:What is this?write the address of references.
Me:You'll reject it again eh?
officer:why will I?go write it and come.
I went and dialed Pa and wrote the addresses,Pa was surprised on hearing that I am at the PP office.
again with the officer..
officer: what is this dash,dash..write no no..(in telugu) and sign it on the photographs.
He striked off the page where i marked dash dash..
I made a blank face..
managed to understand something,which I realized later was not enough .. :P
signed on the photographs and showed him.
Officer:what is this,this is school eh?How many times should i say u.."write"
me:You already striked it off no,what's the point in writing "no" ?
I went away and wrote big NO's..murmuring-loser!huh!loser!

And then guess what?He asked me nothing!no board certificate no birth certificate!nothing!!huh!
Finally I paid the amount and dialed Pa,he said "Good Good!"
Then dialed sis..
She sang..that congratulations and celebrations song :P

And unfortunately she took an off that day from the office..why unfortunate?I'll tell you..

I always frowned at people who sticked to their phones on the roads,I always thought-Huh!showing how hi-fi your cell is eh?or showing How busy you are?
How can someone talk while crossing roads,don't shut their mouth even when there's a public toilet near by.. :P Eeeks!
I'll tell you,coz their must be a sister on the other you her diet chart,the no of awards she got in the office and how she'd utilize the sodex-ho passes she got with it..and who's after those sodex ho passes... how I should be wasting the rest of my day..Yes in a mall at crossword or Odyssey reading a book. :P

I did two new things that day,which i never did ...
sat like a typical book worm in crossword,the experience was good with no one behind saying"'s late..chalo.."
talked talked on the roads on phone and I don't know How much I walked she kept telling me the stories and i kept walking on the unknown roads and when finally she pitied me and disconnected the call,i found myself on some unknown street,I again walked back all the way..but I wasn't disgusted,frustrated ..Oh..I was so elated that i don't have to see that passport Office again...